Water Initiative Overview

August 8, 2011

Marshall Plan Charities will be working closely with the village leadership of Afghanistan and other donors on water projects in the village of Khairabad.   In Khairabad proper, ground water is clean, the water table is 30 meters below ground.   A 4 km pipeline provides spring water, but additional drinking wells and deep irrigation wells are needed.

A drinking well will cost $2000-3000 to drill. We are looking at drilling 6-8 new wells to make clean, drinking water more accessible to a larger number of villagers in Khairabad and the surrounding area. We will update our well digging plan after our trip to Khairabad on August 5-13.